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March 1, 1988
Negotiators for the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers continued talking late Monday night as a three-year contract covering 9,000 movie and TV writers neared its midnight expiration. A writers' strike could begin later this week if a new agreement is not reached. Representatives of both sides said major issues remained unresolved, including a producers' demand that writers make concessions concerning residual payments for one-hour TV shows.
February 14, 2001
The road to riches isn't necessarily the road to Academy Awards. Here's a look at how the Top 10 box-office films (through Sunday) fared with Oscar nominations. *--* FILM (STUDIO) BOX-OFFICE TOTAL NOMINATIONS 1. "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (Universal) $259,806,995 3 2. "M:I-2" (Paramount) $215,409,889 0 3. "Cast Away" (Fox) $209,798,303 2 4. "Gladiator" (DreamWorks) $186,610,052 12 5. "The Perfect Storm" (Warner Bros.) $182,618,434 2 6.
November 14, 2012 |
“I can't quite believe this, it feels like a dream of mine,” Lianne La Havas gushed as she tuned her guitar. A few hundred people had packed the aisles of Amoeba Music in Hollywood on a Friday afternoon in September to catch a free gig from the buzzy U.K. import. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter was reveling in her moment, which began with her debut album, "Is Your Love Big Enough?,” which was released in the U.S. in August. Brimming with understated production, poetic lyrics and La Havas' guitar-driven blend of soul, folk and jazz, the album caught the attention of heavyweights such as Prince, John Legend and Stevie Wonder (he left her a voicemail singing one of her songs)
June 2, 2005 |
Buzz Aldrin has faced many challenges in his life -- as an Air Force pilot manning 66 combat missions during the Korean War, a student of astronautics at MIT and one of the first astronauts to walk on the moon. Now, Aldrin will brave another test of his nerves of steel: a roomful of wide-eyed kids. Aldrin will be on hand Sunday as part of a family matinee day sponsored by Every Picture Tells a Story bookstore and the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.
December 11, 2007
Sales in the U.S. and Canada, Dec. 7-9: Movie (studio): 1. The Golden Compass (New Line) 3-day gross (millions): $25.8 Total (millions): $25.8 Venues: 3,528 Average per venue: $7,308 Weeks: 1 -- Movie (studio): 2. Enchanted (Disney) 3-day gross (millions): $10.7 Total (millions): $83.9 Venues: 3,520 Average per venue: $3,042 Weeks: 3 -- Movie (studio): 3. This Christmas (Sony) 3-day gross (millions): $5.0 Total (millions): $42.
October 22, 2003 |
Doubleday and CBS are trading sharp words over CBS' surprise Saturday broadcast of a special on the making of its upcoming movie about the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping, which upset the publisher's carefully crafted media plan to launch a book on the topic. Both CBS and Doubleday have rights to a portion of the Smart story, CBS for its Nov. 9 movie "The Elizabeth Smart Story" and Doubleday for a book on the ordeal, to be published Tuesday, from the Utah teen's parents, Ed and Lois Smart.
June 2, 2005 |
Here's the choice: You can rush across town to the megaplex, wait in separate lines for $5 parking, $14 tickets and $6 popcorn, only for the pleasure of a loudmouth talking over all the best dialogue. Or, you can slide the latest DVD from Netflix into your 12-speaker, high-definition home theater system, order a pizza and become one with your La-Z-Boy and fantasies of being as funny as Vince Vaughn. Face it.